Do you have a bank account? With a cash or credit card? With a PIN number? If so, that qualifies as "something to hide" does it not? (unless you fancy being cleaned out by your local friendly fraudster). Website logins (like this forum) could also be considered as "something to hide" (though it wouldn't be hard to pick up Bit-Tech forum passwords since their login page isn't encrypted). Last time I checked, Assange was neither - that didn't stop the US government from trying to dig up details of his online activity. And since we are talking about the US government, now would be an appropriate point to remember how they closed down legitimate businesses they didn't like, forced an email provider to compromise its security (yes, it was for an illegal business but a far cry from terrorism) and is in apparent thrall to the media industry - how long before similar tactics are used on anyone running a modded console, providing (or using) hacks to disable DRM or tracking down whistleblowers generally? To be fair (and given this is a UK-based site) there have been plenty of similar abuses in the UK with local authorities using RIPA (the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000) to investigate people for "non-terrorist" reasons including according to BigBrotherWatch "spying on their own employees, dog fouling, people breaking the smoking ban and even the test purchase of a puppy". So governments cannot be trusted to use surveillance powers responsibly (and secret services, lacking the requirement of public disclosure, have less reason to do so), have an increasing ability to monitor people online and offline and have links (revealed in the HBGary Federal aftermath) to commercial companies that don't even have an electorate to account to. Adding to this Facebook's long-standing contempt for user privacy, the only surprise should be anyone being surprised at them handing data to the US Government.